Amitriptyline HCL Capsules
- Veterinarians may use amitriptyline to treat a range of issues in animals such as dogs, cats, and birds. It has been utilized to address behavioral issues like separation anxiety and general anxiety in dogs, which manifest as symptoms like excessive grooming, skin biting or chewing, destructive behavior, urine spraying in cats and feather plucking in birds. Additionally, it has been attempted to alleviate itching and pain caused by nerve damage in dogs and cats, and to address feline idiopathic cystitis, a condition of urinary bladder inflammation.
- Common side effects of this include drowsiness, dry mouth, and constipation. It is important to ensure that your animal always has access to fresh water.
- The drug may be administered with or without food. If your animal vomits or appears ill after taking the drug on an empty stomach, consider giving the next dose with food or a treat. If vomiting persists, consult your veterinarian.
- It may take several days to several weeks to determine the effectiveness of the drug.